7 Things Dentists Wish You'd Stop Doing at Your Checkups

Lying About Your Oral Hygiene Habits: Patients often exaggerate how often they brush or floss.

Not Brushing or Flossing Before Your Appointment: Coming to your appointment with a clean mouth not only shows respect for your dentist but also provides a clearer view of your oral health

Hiding Your Fears or Anxiety: Many people feel anxious about visiting the dentist, but hiding this anxiety can make the experience more stressful for both you and the dentist.

Eating Right Before Your Appointment: Eating immediately before your checkup, especially strong-smelling foods, can make the examination uncomfortable for your dentist.

Talking Excessively During the Examination: While dentists appreciate communication, trying to talk while they are working in your mouth can be challenging and may prolong the procedure.

Ignoring Advice on Dental Care: Dentists provide advice based on their professional assessment of your oral health. Ignoring recommendations on treatment, oral hygiene practices

Using Your Phone During the Appointment: Using your phone during a dental appointment can be distracting and disrespectful.